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Drink to This! 7 Retro Cocktails Making a Comeback

Gone are the days of Prohibition (thankfully!), and it’s no secret that a good, strong cocktail has stood the test of time. Handcrafted cocktails are back, and won’t be losing their buzz anytime soon! These retro favorites are sure to have your guests dancing the night away! A few local caterers even offer specialty cocktail creations for your wedding bar. Check out Waters Catering, and Campine Catering (partner of Snake Oil Cocktail Co.).


Simple and delicious, this Champagne cocktail can also be made with Prosecco (a dry Italian sparkling wine), which is how it was made in its original form at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy. Just add peach puree.

Bloody Mary

Originating in Paris, this hangover favorite can be enjoyed in many variations. Serve it as an afternoon refresher or alongside the goodies at your day-after brunch.


The true “whiskey and rye” libation, a Manhattan can be served in a martini glass or on the rocks. Garnish it with a maraschino cherry.


Cuba’s oldest cocktail and a refreshing drink for those beautiful American summer days. The classic version has rum, mint, sugar and soda but updated recipes can include raspberries, blueberries, mango, even ginger.

Moscow Mule

Who doesn’t love ginger beer? A Moscow Mule combines vodka, ginger beer and lime and is served up in a copper mug. It’s also said to settle an upset stomach. Bye bye Tums, hello Mule!


The Ritz Hotel in Paris claims to be the origin of this drink which hosts a base of brandy and is served shaken with a lemon rind. For a modern twist, try replacing the brandy with bourbon and switching up the fruit.

Tom Collins

Often described as gin and sparkling lemonade, this cocktail is refreshing and light, perfect for a later afternoon cocktail hour. After a few of these, you may be chasing around the nonexistent Tom, too.


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